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Poster: Daddy D Date: Nov 17, 2010 8:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

I'm taking my 75yr old father to Washington, DC next week for a four day trip.

Any suggestions regarding what to do & WHERE TO EAT(!!!) would be greatly appreciated!

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 18, 2010 1:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

Take him to the Treasury so he can see one half of the organization that will be responsible for the downfall of this country.

And then piss on the wall. Bonus points for pissing on Geithner's car.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Nov 18, 2010 5:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

Mando , by the oft chance you join us Sat. for lunch , remember that this is NYC . NO heat . It's a deuce even if you accidentally shoot yourself in the leg .
So , any changes at the compound lately ?

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 19, 2010 8:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

Micah -

Can't make NYC but thanks for the offer. The weekend before Thanksgiving is not mine - Mrs. Mando and I will be knee deep in mushroom compost and peat moss this weekend. Okay, I will be knee deep, she will be telling me where to take my knees.

We are putting the Fall-Winter planting in: garlic, three varieties of onion, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, mustard greens - typical winter crop. We planted bak choy (not bok, bak) a few weeks ago and are already eating it. It's better than any lettuce we have planted - sweet and crisp and so far appears to be immune to those bat rastard cabbage looper worms that I battled all summer.

Still accumulating gold and silver - lots of junk silver. Doggedly paying down debt, almost there. Haven't developed the TN compound other than having the land, still looking for a suitable area out in the Blue Ridge or Shenandoahs somewhere between Charlottesville and Roanoke. Mrs. Mando (and therefore I) has decided we will be spending more time in SE Virginia than I had planned - but I recognize the "I am not talking about this anymore." look. I am putting together plans for a 4 panel solar system (mounted on a movable 2 x 4 frame) that is grid tied. Still doing the ROI calculations to see if I want to put in a deep cycle battery bank so I can completely dump the grid when I want to or to serve as an emergency backup in the event of interruptions on the grid. I can sell power back if I am grid tied, but my intent is to have a friend install the connection so I can dump at will and take my chances that I won't get inspected.

Lots of practice time at the range and continuing to try and educate people on the perils of a debt based monetary system and a central banking system that operates independent of audit or oversight - yet directly impacts each and every one of us.

Not sure what I am going to do next week...........

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 18, 2010 4:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

Dont be so lazy!

There are tons of resources on the internet to help you find out anything you are interested in learning about and it's much more rewarding when you discover things like this on your own!

This a Grateful Dead message board, by the way. There are several others that deal with D.C. and restaurantsa, etc...

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Nov 18, 2010 4:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

What's the matter Cliff??....get skunked yesterday???


As for DC...can't reccommend any eats, but as far as sights to see, make sure that the National Archives is on your list of things to see and do. By far my favorite thing to see in my few trips to DC. It was awe inspring to see the original documents of the Declaration and the Constitution, as well as one of the original copies of the Magna Carta.
It's a must see as far as I'm concerned.

Enjoy your trip!!

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 18, 2010 5:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

Well Mr Finster, not that its any of your business, but had anyone other than Daddy Douchebag asked, I would have sugested the Blue Duck Tavern. Which he is not going to be able to afford. Hands down the best food in DC

Againn is also a great spot with a super extensive sellection of beers, an extraordinary aged scotch/whisky menu, and great pub fare. Probably more in line with his rather low-brow taste is a great inexspensive place called Chopt. They have a million different salads, lots of cool wraps, specializing in veggie stuff. Cheap and great food!

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Nov 18, 2010 1:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

Hi CLIFF.....play niceui

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 18, 2010 11:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

http://www.hyatt.com/hyatt/images/hotels/wasph/dinner.pdf

I think the prices on this menu are average fine-dining prices in most major US cities. Limited sticker-shock here.

I had a nice rib-eye here in tiny Chico last week which was $25.

It all sounds tasty.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 18, 2010 3:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

Never said the Blue Duck Tavern was that pricey! Just that Daddy Dickhead wasnt going to pony up to eat what might be the best food in DC. Of course there are way more expensive restaurants in our capital, but the food might not be any better than the Blue Duck. Cool menu by the way, I'll have the Monkfish!

"Againn" is also fantastic. Check out their spectacular aged scotch list:

http://www.againndc.com/scotch-list

And "Chopt" is a great place for lunch! Excellent salads and wraps, and cheap:

http://www.choptsalad.com/#

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 18, 2010 3:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

What's the great bar that's right across [to the side] from the White House? Very famous "power broker" bar. Fun spot, but name escapes me.

So is Martin's Tavern in Georgetown. You can also go over to Georgetown and walk down the Exorcist steps. Hey, I am not a professional tour guide.

Check out 9:30 Club to see if any bands worth seeing coming through. Is the strip club still next door? Wandered in wrong door more than once.

Worth a see is the National Cathedral. Impressive.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Nov 18, 2010 3:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

You must be talking about the old 9:30 Club around the corner on F street from Ford's Theater. The current one at 815 V. St is a stand alone building near Howard University hospital.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Nov 18, 2010 4:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

Up the road from DC, I got to see the Furthur show last night in Baltimore.

A Revolution opener, H2H and Smokestack Lightning from Bobby, a first set US Blues, and Bobby & JK trading lines on the TOG encore.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 19, 2010 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

I think you're talking about the Old Ebbitt Grill. You can stop there if you're in the neighborhood, but it's not anything to really rave about.

EDIT of above -- Actually, I think you're talking about the bar attached to the Hay-Adams Hotel. It's worth a stop -- "Off the Record," I think it's called.

9:30 Club is very much worth the price of admission if there is an band you like there when you're in town. One of the best clubs I've ever been to, sound-wise, and not a bad sight line in the house. And many top acts play there.

There are also lots of nice restaurants, bars, etc.. in the U Street/14th Street corridor near the 9:30. A good pub around there is the Saloon (across from the U Street metro and right next to the famous Ben's Chili Bowl, which is also worth your time).

Good food and drinks also at Cafe Saint-Ex on 14th. Marvin is another GREAT restaurant in that area, featuring a Belgian menu (better than it sounds). You could also try Busboys and Poets, which is always bustling and has pretty decent fare. There are several locations around the city.

This post was modified by snow_and_rain on 2010-11-19 18:31:57

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 19, 2010 10:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

Oh, and if you find yourself in Adams-Morgan, I can direct you to a few good places. Cashion's is a wonderful, classy restaurant with an interesting menu. Nice if you want to spalsh out a bit. Reef is also a good place to eat and has a great tap list. The Black Squirrel probably has an even better beer selection, but the food is iffy. L'Enfant Cafe is a great place for Tuesday happy hour (Belgian beers are half price). Bardia's New Orleans Cafe is an old favorite, and has a nice cozy feel.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 19, 2010 11:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

Yea - Hay's Adam. That's what I was thinking of.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 19, 2010 11:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

There are also some pretty decent new-ish restaurants in the Columbia Heights area. Pets's A-Pizza is very good and simple. Radius Pizza in Mt. Pleasant is also really good, but off the beaten path. Meridian Pint is a pretty standard bar scene, but with the helpful addition of table taps! Could also be a little hard to find though.

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Poster: drspark61 Date: Nov 17, 2010 11:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

International Spy Museum. Not free, like the Smithsonian, but very cool.

And of course all of the Smithsonian museums.

A major retrospective on the Civil War at 150 opened this week at the National Archives (that other archive!)

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 17, 2010 10:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

It really depends on what you want. There are hundreds of restaurants. Stay away from the Gallery Place/Chinatown area if you can.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Nov 18, 2010 10:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

I'm a Caps season ticket holder, I can't avoid it.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 18, 2010 1:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

Yeah, well.. there are some decent restaurants there, but most of the Chinese food sucks. There are some very good high-end Mexican places, like Oyamel. Jaleo is very good for Spanish-style tapas.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 18, 2010 7:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

Air & Space
http://www.nasm.si.edu/

Not sure about food & drink

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Poster: rastamon Date: Nov 18, 2010 1:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

Visit The Wall and ponder the dead

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 18, 2010 4:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

This is an absolute must!

And an especially heart wrenching experience on a beautiful Autumn late afternoon. See if YOU can hold it together when you see a can of Budweiser, a twenty dollar bill and a pack of cigarettes that have been left there for a fallen comrade...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Nov 18, 2010 5:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

http://www.vvmf.org/about-the-virtual-wall

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Poster: craven714 Date: Nov 18, 2010 10:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

smoke some crack

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 18, 2010 10:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

"the bitch set me up!"

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Nov 18, 2010 1:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

Im in...

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Poster: hasher Date: Nov 17, 2010 9:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

The Smithsonian!!!! Nuff said.

If you can find a Ledo's pizza out there try it. It's a chain but its my favourite pizza place. Really wish they had 'em out here on the west coast.